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Quartier du Gabut

Address: La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33 05 46 41 14 68
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Ranked #21 of 22 Attractions in La Rochelle
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Ilheus, BA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

There's nothing special in this neighborhood, but some shops and a big bar, where students love to party sometimes.

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very nice esplanade, open space surrounded by boats, aquarium, coffee shops/restaurants Brasserie. You will see lots of Red Cedar houses which hosts restaurants/coffee shops and the Tourist Office.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Definitely the least good part of the port area. Cafes much more fast food rather than quality. Shabby compared with the other side of the port

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France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

La Rochelle is wonderful - truly the "most attractive and unspoilt seaside town in France" (to quote the Rough Guide) but after you've explored the harbourside, old town, parcs, beaches etc the Gabut makes an interesting change. It's an odd mixture. A couple of years ago it had the feel of "it must have seemed like a good idea at... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

A much calmer quarter than the main Vieux Port, a brilliant place to spend a morning with a coffee and a crepe in one of the port-side restaurants or cafes and watch the ships, boats and yachts go by.

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Poitiers, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Not worth a detour but OK as part of a walking tour of this lovely town.

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